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Supposing you were to start again

with £5000 in cash weighing down your pockets and the OK to buy whatever you wanted, what you would you buy?

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Linn MDS + Sugden A21 SE + Kef LS50

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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A custom built PC as the source.

 

A secondhand Yamaha RX-V667 receiver with analogue 'pre-outs' so that it can be used with active speakers.

 

Five AVI ADM9RSS speakers and an AVI 10" subwoofer used in a 5.1 surround sound setup.

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No idea.  It'd depend on where I was living.  Some good speakers, a flexible source, something that'd let me make the most of HD Master Audio, maybe some big Genelecs, and a second traditional system.

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EDIT: Started again and loving it! :grin:

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Lavardin IS Reference amplifier &  Harbeth HLP3ESR Speakers

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I would spin back the wheel of time to just before I bought a Naim Nait 5i/CD5i/NAT05/nSats system in March 2009, and then (with 20/20 hindsight of course) wait patiently until Naim launched their first NaimUniti.

With your generous £5000 (thanks mate) I would have had enough to partner the 'Uniti with a pair of Harbeth P3ESRs.

If memory serves correctly,  I would still have had £1500 left over from that budget to afford to re-decorate the living room and have a nice gourmet weekend for two at Gidleigh Park hotel with my wife. (Do-able at their 2009 prices.)

Thanks again for the £5000 - and the loan of the time machine - to 'start again'. (And the food was excellent.)

iPad Mini 3 • iPhone 6 • B&W P3 • Mac Mini • Apple TV3 • Quad Vena • Pro-ject Tuner Box S • Audio-Note AX-Two

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Couldn't work with 5K lol!... might do for a second system of Sugden A21, Harbeth P3's and an old Marantz 63i.

Electrocompaniet EMC1UP, Audiolab M-DAC+, Sonos Connect, Accuphase E470, Harbeth SHL5 Plus, Auditorium 23 SC, HiFi Racks Podium Reference rack, matching LS stands.

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Would go the active speakers route, probably ATC`s but would need to add a bit to the 5 grand !!

Synology DS213j NAS>JRiver 21 >Auralic Vega> ATC P1 >ATC SCM 40`s + BK Electrics Monolith Plus sub

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Probably would start by trying a Naim Uniti 2 and some PMC twenty:23.  

But if I had some time to spend, then maybe a Prima Luna amp and some Sonus faber Venere 2.5.  Then again, I've never owned panels, so maybe some Magnepans.  Or perhaps just a Unitilite and some Guru Juniors or KEF LS50s, and the rest on NAS, downloads and some neat cabling...

 

Or a 50% deposit on a Devialet amp, and raid my pension and savings for the rest of the system.  Now we're talking... :rockout:

 

Krell CD and amp, Michell/Rega/Grado for LPs, Hitachi and Sony tuners, Nakamichi cassette, SBT streamer, Chromecast audio, Sonus faber Concerto Grand Piano spkrs. Qobuz > iPad > AudioPro Allroom Air One

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Musical Fidelity M6i, Audiolab 8200cd and B&W CM8. Even though I own two of these now, starting from scratch, thats where I would be.........hmmm just need to save for that amp, when I have finished moving house, buying new furniture, saving for daughters uni time etc etc

Hegel H160 Amp, Audiolab 8200cd, Auralic Mini streamer, Rega RP3 deck, Musical Fidelity M1LPS Phono stage, B&W CM8 speakers.

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altruistic.lemon wrote:

with £5000 in cash weighing down your pockets and the OK to buy whatever you wanted, what you would you buy?

A top-notch pair of active speakers, my Mac Mini and a good NAS server.

Audio: MacMini / AEX > AVI DM10 + BK Gemini II sub; Visual: Samsung BD-C5500 > Panasonic TX-L47ET5B.

Head-fi: various, but most often Sennheiser HD-580 or RS-180

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ADM9RSS + ADM Sub, taller stands and the rest on music.

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